Hemiscopis violacea (T.P. Lucas, 1892)
(previously known as Pyrausta violacea)
ODONTIINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adults are brown, with the forewings each having two vague purplish bands. The hindwings are yellow with dark areas beside and along the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

In its resting posture, the labial palps and the forelegs are held straight forward, and the antennae held straight back over the body.

This species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On twenty new species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7 (1892), pp. 263-264.


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    (written 6 October 2014)